Back in 2019, American rapper and weed aficionado Snoop Dogg publicly advertised a job position when he realised that he didn’t have time to roll his own joints. Dubbed professional blunt roller (PBR), the posting sported a salary between $40,000 (£35,000) and $50,000 (£43,500) a year. “Free weed—all paid expenses,” the rapper shared during his appearance on The Howard Stern Show at the time. “Everything I get, he gets. I go get some free clothes, I give him some.”
But it was only when the 51-year-old made headlines again after giving his PBR a pay rise due to inflation that the broader internet started wondering what it really takes to be Snoop’s right-hand blunt pro.
Renegade Piranha, who currently holds the unique position, first spilled the deets on The Review podcast with Yarmacrazy. “I knew a girl that knew the grow that was dealing using Snoop’s Premium Nutrients,” she shared, referring to the ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ artist’s line of pharmaceutical grade liquid ingredients. Piranha then continued by explaining that the rapper’s team was “looking for someone to roll up for him, versus them just gifting him all the tree. And the girl—I guess—told these people, ‘Yo, I know this chick. She rolls the best blunts. You guys should have her do it’.”
At the time, however, Piranha wasn’t sure about her stance on the position. “I kept being like, ‘I’m not going, it’s a scam. It’s not real. This isn’t real’,” she admitted. A month later, she decided to head down for an interview.
According to the PBR, Snoop’s team initially asked her a series of usual questions, including: What are your strengths and weaknesses? Why do you want to work here? How would you upgrade the blunt? But soon, the interview took an unorthodox turn.
“There were glass tips on the table, because typically people use glass tips for joints only, so the suggestion was, ‘Why don’t we use glass tips on the blunt?’,” Piranha recalled. For reference, joints are crushed cannabis rolled into a thin paper of some sort and can usually fit up to a gram of weed depending on the size of the paper. Blunts, on the other hand, are cannabis rolled into a blunt wrap or cigar made out of tobacco. One blunt can hold roughly two grams of weed. Because of this fact, they burn slower, offer more hits, and last longer—so they are more likely to be shared among a group of fellow puffers.
But that was not the end of Piranha’s interview process. On day two, the candidate reportedly participated in a “roll off” with two other people in order to secure the gig.
“I had a roll off with a sound engineer that works with Snoop, that I guess Snoop kind of recommended, and then a Venezuelan cigar roller who rolls big boy stogies at parties,” she detailed. It’s safe to say that both the rapper’s sound engineer and cigar roller didn’t stand a chance. “I smoked them, to say the least, in that competition,” Piranha added. “So from that day forward, I was the premier blunt roller of the planet—blunt roller to the stars now.”
On 25 October 2022, Piranha provided further insights into Snoop’s daily life, specifically the fact that she rolls up to 150 joints for the rapper every single day. Appearing on the Kyle and Jackie O Show, she revealed that, since 2016, she’s rolled joints for a host of celebrity clients, including Rihanna, Kid Cudi, and even serial tweeter Elon Musk.
“For my entire life, I haven’t done calculations. But we did one time—just for fun—do a little calculation of how many I may have rolled since 2016, when I got the professional gig for Snoop, and then all the other clients after,” she shared. “We calculated it somewhere around a little over 450,000.”
To put this whopping number into context, 450,000 equates to rolling hundreds of joints a day. “On average a day, I do about a quarter pound to a half pound a day, which seems excessive,” Piranha continued. “So that’s roughly like 75 to 150 units per day.”
However, the OG employee did point out that these joints aren’t necessarily just for Snoop, but for her other clients as well as marijuana-themed events. “We’ve rolled so many that my hands have kind of become little machines now,” she added. “It’s a service that I provide, much like an assistant. I don’t provide the flower or the medicinal cannabis. I just provide a service, so it’s like a bartender doesn’t provide the liquor.”
The United Nations was established in 1945, there are 118 elements in the periodic table, Saturn is the planet which has the most moons and… Snoop Dogg is the legendary celebrity who loves to roll blunts and puff himself into another dimension.
While all of this is general knowledge, everyone has been curious to know two things in regards to the latter: how much weed does Snoop actually smoke each day and is there truly anyone on Earth who can beat the enthusiast at his own game? Well, as it turns out, the icon himself has answered both these questions in the past.
In an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session hosted on Reddit, the Doggfather admitted that he smokes a whopping 81 blunts everyday. To put things into perspective, that’s one blunt every 12 minutes and 567 blunts every week, assuming he sleeps for eight hours in a day—an easy feat given the fact that he has a professional blunt roller (PBR, yes the job title has its own acronym in the industry) who even made headlines for getting a pay rise due to inflation earlier this year.
Now onto the next unsolved mystery of the world: is there any mortal among us who can outsmoke Snoop himself? Maybe his buddy Seth Rogen who “knows how to make a joint that looks like a cross”? Surely it’s not his “partner in wine” Martha Stewart… right?
During one of his appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Snoop discussed his gospel album Bible of Love and his belief in heaven before the host queried him about the top dogs in the weed industry. “Seth Rogen was here last week and we were talking about the Mount Rushmore of pot smokers and, of course, you are on that Mount Rushmore. Who would you put on that Mount Rushmore?” Kimmel asked.
To this, Snoop replied, “I would put Bob Marley, Cheech and Chong… they [were] the first faces, they [were] the ones who showed us where the mountain was.” However, he crowned the actual king in his later remarks. Drum roll, please. Enter American country musician Willie P. Nelson.
“Willie P. Nelson is definitely on there,” the ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ hitmaker admitted. “And by the way, Willie Nelson is the only person who has ever outsmoked Snoop Dogg. I had to hit the ‘Time-out’ button.” When asked if he had to hit that button before, Snoop replied: “Never. Never.”
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Nelson later corroborated the story by stating, “That was over in Amsterdam! I called Snoop and I said, ‘Hey buddy, you gotta come over here. This is where it’s at!’. So he came over and we hit every bar, every smoke place in Amsterdam. We had a helluva time.”
When asked about his proficiency with weed, Nelson continued, “Oh, I don’t know. There’s probably people that can outsmoke me! I don’t do a lot of smoking anymore. I’ve switched over to a vaporizer because it’s better on my lungs.”
And in case you’re wondering if Snoop himself has any nuggets of wisdom to share about his relationship with, as Martha Stewart put it, “special cigarettes,” here’s what he previously shared with Esquire: “Weed: It makes me feel the way I need to feel.” The 2008 version of Machine Gun Kelly’s “I am weed,” if you really think about it.